ma etymology

English word ma comes from Proto-Germanic *gaminþiją (Memory, remembrance.), Proto-Indo-European *méynos, Proto-Indo-European *(e)mey-, Proto-Indo-European *moy-, Proto-Indo-European *min-, Late Latin mina, English myria-

Detailed word origin of ma

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*gaminþiją Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Memory, remembrance.
*méynos Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*(e)mey- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) small, little
*moy- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*min- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
mina Late Latin (LL)
myria- English (eng) (obsolete) In the metric systems of units, multiplying the unit to which it is attached by 10,000. Symbol: my. Innumerable: myriad, myriapod.
*miz Proto-Germanic (gem-pro)
*minnizô Proto-Germanic (gem-pro)
myne Old French (fro)
mīn Old English (ang)
minni Old Norse (non)
*minniz Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Less, to a smaller degree.
min Old English (ang) Mine. My Small.
minne Middle English (enm)
my English (eng) Associated with me.. Belonging to me.. First-person singular possessive determiner. See Appendix:Possessive#English.. In the possession of me.. Related to me. Used to express surprise, shock or amazement.
ma English (eng) (dialectal).

Words with the same origin as ma

Descendants of *gaminþiją
milady milord min mine minefield my undermine
Descendants of mina
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